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  • DHH rescinds new La. abortion rules

    February 4, 2014 6:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration announced Monday night it was scrapping rewritten licensing regulations for abortion clinics that abortion rights supporters had said would force all five of the state's clinics to shut down. The Department of Health and Hospitals said it would rewrite the regulations... more »
  • Supreme Court rules in gun amendment case

    December 12, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms. In a ruling Tuesday, the court scrapped a lower court's finding... more »
  • Caddo coroner rules toddler's death accidental

    July 26, 2013 9:33 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish coroner has ruled the death of the 3-year-old girl who was left in the backseat of a car nearly 19 hours was an accident. The Times reports Dr. Todd Thoma said in a news release the cause of death was a heatstroke, secondary to... more »
  • IRS not enforcing rules on churches and politics

    November 5, 2012 3:46 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Churches engaging in partisan political activity have been getting a free pass from the Internal Revenue Service for the past three years. Russell Renwicks, a manager in the IRS Mid-Atlantic region, recently said the agency had suspended audits of churches suspected of violating federal restrictions on... more »
  • US panel: Improve child custody rules for military

    July 18, 2012 7:13 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A national legal panel that works to standardize state laws wants to simplify child custody rules for military service members, whose frequent deployments can leave them without clear legal recourse when family disputes erupt. The Uniform Law Commission, an influential group of some 350 attorneys appointed... more »
  • Coroner rules out stun gun in suspect's death

    April 26, 2012 8:58 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish coroner says the February death of a Donaldsonville man shot twice with stun guns was cocaine related. Dr. John Fraiche tells The Advocate the cause of death for 30-year-old Charmin Bennett of Donaldsonville was listed as "excited delirium due to acute cocaine toxicity,"... more »
  • New travel rules delayed in East Baton Rouge

    April 19, 2012 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has delayed a vote on a proposal to change its travel rules so all employees get a flat daily per diem for meals rather than having to submit original receipts. The Advocate reports a couple of board members... more »
  • Eligibility Rules Get Tougher for Student Athletes

    January 28, 2011 11:30 PM

    High school gyms buzzing with basketball games across Acadiana every Friday night. But right in the middle of their season comes big changes for student athletes, as new Louisiana state rules go into effect over students' grades. "Pretty much when I'm done with sports I go straight home, get... more »
  • Actor/Singer Christian Kane visits Lafayette

    November 17, 2010 10:32 AM

    TV star Christian Kane who stars in the TNT series "Leverage" is releasing a country music song called "House Rules" which he cowrote with a Louisiana native. Kane visited local radio station 97.3 The Dawg Wednesday morning. GMA's Tracy Wirtz and GMA camera girl Lauren snuck in for a meet-and-greet... more »
  • New Rules for 401(k)

    October 14, 2010 2:08 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Quarterly 401(k) statements are going to start offering more guidance about exactly where your money is going. The Department of Labor says it will require companies providing 401(k) accounts to lay out all the fees and other charges in plain language beginning Jan. 1,... more »
  • Judge rules no rights violation in bridge blockade

    September 21, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon has ruled in favor of the police in the lawsuit alleging constitutional rights violations on the part of the Jefferson Parish police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. WWL-TV reported Tuesday that Lemmon dismissed most of the claims against... more »
  • Appeals court rules for Eminem in royalty lawsuit

    September 3, 2010 10:19 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has found Eminem's former production company is entitled to more money from downloads of the rapper's songs and ringtones. A federal jury last year had ruled against F.B.T. Productions LLC in its lawsuit against Universal Music Group seeking a greater share of... more »
  • Drilling agency imposes conflict-of-interest rules

    August 31, 2010 9:16 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scandalized by federal regulators who had sex with oil company executives and negotiated with them for jobs, the agency that oversees offshore drilling is imposing a first-ever ethics policy that bars inspectors from dealing with a company that employs a family member or personal friend. Michael Bromwich,... more »
  • State's New Rules For Developers Borrowing Money

    April 15, 2010 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Changes have been made to the state's rules for developers borrowing money through the federal Gulf Opportunity Zone Act. The cap on GO Zone borrowing approval was raised from $100 million to $250 million. And developers will have to tap the money within 90 days... more »
  • LA Judge Rules: Can't Censor Prison Newspaper

    March 31, 2010 4:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a Louisiana state prison can't censor or restrict inmates' access to copies of The Final Call newspaper, a Nation of Islam publication. Wednesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Donald Walter in Shreveport orders the David Wade Correctional Center to deliver... more »
  • Judge Rules Against CITGO in 2006 Lake Charles Oil Spill Case

    March 9, 2010 12:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has shot down efforts by CITGO Petroleum to limit the fines and special conditions it could face in a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit over a June 2006 oil spill at the company's Lake Charles refinery. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard... more »
  • 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Rules On Purse Snatching Sentence

    February 25, 2010 2:38 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal denied arguments this week that 16 years in jail is excessive for a man convicted of purse snatching. He had 11 prior felony convictions, according to the appeals court decision. On March 22, 2003, Milton Anthony Wilks allegedly stole the... more »
  • BBB Explains New Credit Card Regulations

    February 23, 2010 11:45 AM

    Credit card holders can circle February 22 on their calendar as the day when new consumer protections laid out in the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 kick in. The Better Business Bureau explains what these new consumer protections mean to cardholders across the US. The US... more »
  • Tragedy Sparks Rule Change

    January 13, 2010 7:40 PM

    Stricter rules will be in affect this year for Mardi Gras runners in Eunice. Almost a year ago Hannah Landreneau died participating in the run. She fell when attempting to cross from the back of a pickup truck onto a trailer. "It's soon to be her anniversary... more »
  • The Grand 16 Implements New Rules of Etiquette

    October 7, 2009 2:09 PM

    Lafayette, La. (October 6, 2009) - The Grand Theatre Lafayette 16, managed by Southern Theatres, L.L.C., announced new rules of etiquette that are being implemented with their new and improved cell phone policy. In response to customer comments and demands, there will now be a zero-tolerance policy for any... more »

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